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NDIS for small business people

Business Network Evening: NDIS for small business people

 Wednesday 20 September at 6pm at Gippsland Business Centre, 155 Queen St, Warragul.  Tickets available on EVENTBRITE.

The rollout of Australia’s $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will reach Gippsland on 1 October 2017.

In a move towards greater social inclusion, the NDIS is shifting welfare-style, block funding for providers to one that directly funds people with disabilities.

NDIS for small business people - Do you see me or my disability
NDIS for small business: Image from Parents: Do you see my child first or his disability?

Essentially, NDIS will give people with a disability, their families and carers, choice and control of services needed to help them live life in ways that work for them from everyday activities to personal interests, education, work and travel.

So what does this mean for Gippsland’s small businesses?  The changed funding mechanism effectively means the NDIS scheme opens up an entirely new market.

Put another way, nearly half a million Australian people with disabilities are about to go shopping for the first time, rather than being passive recipients of services.

As customers, they will want direct access to Gippsland businesses such as retailers, hospitality, tourism and accommodation; health and fitness; education, training and employment; real estate, all sorts of trades; transport, health and leisure; IT and e-marketing, etc.

Alongside Uber or Air Tasker style websites, new sites such as Clickability and Care Navigator are springing up to guide people with disabilities through NDIS registered businesses in a TripAdvisor format.

NDIS for Small Business People network evening offers the chance to meet with NDIS participants, providers and learn first hand why every Gippsland business owner should register and be part of this new initiative.

Tickets: Warragul Business Group Members $10, Non members $20.

Drinks and nibbles provided.

Tickets and RSVP: 03 5624 3800 or via Eventbrite

NDIS for small business network evening with Cassidy Crew
NDIS for small business network evening host

Presented by the Warragul Business Group and Member Business: The Cassidy Crew – Finalist in 2017 Gippsland Business Awards.

 

 

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Business exit strategy seminar

The Smart Business Exit Strategy

business exit strategy seminar
Geoff Green will discuss smart business exit strategies

Getting properly rewarded for your blood, sweat and tears in your business

The next Baw Baw Business & Community Network Events dinner will be held at the Warragul Reception & Conference Centre on Wednesday, 24 May.

Whether you’re a baby boomer business owner close to retirement, busy growing your business or a young entrepreneur just starting, one day you will exit your business. But will you achieve a smart business exit?

Guest speaker Geoff Green is one of Australia’s leading business exit strategists and author of “The Smart Business Exit: Getting Rewarded for your Blood, Sweat, and Tears,” and will share his key insights on business exit strategies.  Attendees will receive a copy of his book.

Over a 30 year career in corporate law, business consulting and his own business ventures, Mr Green has helped hundreds of business owners not only build great businesses, but also get rewarded for their blood, sweat and tears when they exit.

Mr Green has also been involved in his own business exits. In particular, he was a co-founder and the initial managing director of Bendigo Stock Exchange, which was established as a start-up company and sold five years later to the National Stock Exchange.

He is also a member of the international advisory board of The Value Builder System, a North American organisation developing one of the world’s largest and fastest growing networks of business exit advisers.

Mr Green will also deliver his presentation to a breakfast event in Traralgon and a lunch event in Inverloch the following day, Thursday 25 May.

The networking dinner is $40 for a two course meal and will be held at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start on Wednesday, 24 May.  Pre-event registration is essential with registrations due 19 May.

For registration or more information email kirstyn@gippslandem.com.au or phone 0413 187 576 or visit the Gippsland Community Network Events Facebook page.

The female entrepreneur

Kathryn Bordanaro female entrepreneur

Earlier this year, the Sydney Morning Herald’s Cara Waters hailed Kathryn Bordanaro as one of Australia’ nine most influential female entrepreneurs.

Female Entrepreneur: Kathryn Bordanaro, Allbiz Finance Brokers
Female entrepreneur and Small Business Champion of Australia 2014, Kathryn Bordanaro

This month’s Warragul Business Group networking evening offers the opportunity for business people and anyone interested in being a start up entrepreneur to meet Kathryn and the Allbiz Finance team.

Kathryn has over 25 years experience in commercial finance and is the eighth generation of her family to be a self employed business owner.

It is this passion for small business that has led her to advocate at State and Federal Government levels on many small business issues.

In 2014, she was awarded Small Business Champion of Australia by the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia.

The networking evening presents a wonderful opportunity to hear her story at 6pm on Thursday, November 24 at Community College Gippsland.

Location: 71 Warragul-Korumburra Road, Warragul (Conference room/common area).

Cost: $10 Members, $20 non-members

Purchase tickets online via EVENTBRITE

RSVP: 22 November 2016 on 03 5624 3833